Rigler Elementary – Winter 2020

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  • #12028
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    You should have received an email from Little Brother with your form-generated journal entry which you should copy and paste below! You can also manually copy the text below and paste into a comment, then fill it out! Please do not use your last name, or any learner names.

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
    Day of Class:
    Time of Class:
    MC:
    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    #12043
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Cleaning up around the house
    Date of Class: 2/3/20
    Day of Class: Mon
    Time of Class: 9:30
    MC: Amanda
    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Health and Social Services/Healthy Homes
    How Many Learners: 0
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = n/a
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = n/a
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = n/a
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = n/a
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = n/a

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): No one showed up for the first class. Patrik was there and he ran around a bit looking for folks. We ran into one former student and invited him to join again. Patrik found 5 ESL adults in a book club and asked if I could join. I sat in and read Ramona the Pest with them in Spanish. At the end I invited them to English class on Wednesday. We also discussed the possibility of doing a shorter lesson after the book club in the future if I don’t have any other learners show up. They also invited me to come to Cafe espanol next Monday at 9, and to invite learners there.

    #12044
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Lesson Title: What do you do for work?
    Date of Class: 2/5/20
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 9:30
    MC: Amanda
    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Stormwater management
    How Many Learners: 1
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    One learner came about 30 minutes late. His English level is fairly high, so I asked what kinds of things he wants to work on. He told me he would like to be able to speak more about his work. So we ended up dictating a bunch of sentences about his job (electroplating aluminum beams!) and then having conversations about his job. He seemed very animated talking about it, and we worked a lot on pronunciation of certain technical words. After class I worked with the office to get more flyers posted.

    #12054
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Rigler Elementary
    Lesson Title: Cleaning up around the house
    Date of Class: Feb 10, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Healthy Homes
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): After Cafe espanol, I invited everyone over to the English class. We had three learners and ended up with a 1 hour class. We round robined “Do you like to clean your house?” “Yes I do, no I don’t”, listen and pointed a Natural Cleaning recipes sheet. Then we round robined with some of the items from the recipes “This is white vinegar/baking soda, castile soap, etc”. Finally we did some say/do with cleaning activities (sweep the floor, vacuum the carpet, dust the furniture, fold the laundry). A fun class with lots of laughter – I am hoping that these folks come back on Wednesday and that a few more join in!

    #12072
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Rigler Elementary
    Lesson Title: The Bill of Rights
    Date of Class: Feb 12, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know your rights
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was Koeun’s dress rehearsal and she did a great job. At first we had only one learner, and the second one showed up after about 30 minutes. First we round-robined “Do you know the Bill of Rights?” “Yes I do/No I don’t”. Then we watched a video about the Bill of Rights, then we dictated the first 8 amendments. After dictations, we worked in pairs (one learner one leader) asking “What’s the 3rd amendment” etc. This worked really well.

    #12115
    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Site: Rigler Elementary
    Lesson Title: Seeds!
    Date of Class: Feb 19, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Bryce, Nancy, Maria Paz, Shea
    Module: English in the Garden
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): it was great to have a returnee that we hadn’t seen for a while, and though one of ours arrived a little late. We had a nice group of helpers. Probably in retrospect, I should have split one on one, but maybe just some confusion because I didn’t prep the assistants. The second half in the classroom went in a totally different direction.. talking about the glottalized sounds in English. This caused two of the Learners to reflect on their childrens learning process. Discussion about the difficulties at home because of language barriers between family members, was a very surprising and meaningful ending.

    There were payoffs in the garden, too.. it looks like one of the participants wants her own garden plot, and someone was there from the city too, who recruits people for garden plots.

    #12116
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Rigler Elementary
    Lesson Title: Ramona and the crosswalk
    Date of Class: Feb 24, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Healthy Homes
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I thought that I was coming early to attend the Spanish Book club and was going to read a chapter of Ramona the Pest in Spanish with some of the learners (and with some potential new learners). When I got to school at 9, most of the people from that group had a different meeting scheduled, and were going to start book group at 10. I waited around for the learner who comes from Beaverton, and meanwhile one more learner showed up for English class. Since I had assumed I would be working with the group who had just read Ramona, I had printed out a few pages from the English version of the book, using the chapter they would be reading. We first did some listen and point on the pages. Then we spent time describing what we saw in the pictures from the book pages I printed. “The boy is crossing the street at the crosswalk.” The boy is stopping the cars so the children can cross the street” etc.

    #12124
    Koeun Kim
    Participant

    Site: Rigler Elementary
    Lesson Title: What’s the firecast?
    Date of Class: Feb 26, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: Not Listed (Please See Notes)
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Stormwater management
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): It was okay

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We spent less time for dictation and tried to focus on conversation. It seemed like Susanna is getting more confident day by day. She was very good at word-searching game. Spanish speakers put /Eh/ sound in front of some words and it’s hard to be fixed.

    #12139
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Rigler Elementary
    Lesson Title: Ramona chapter 3
    Date of Class: Mar 02, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Census
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I came to the Spanish book group at 9am to read chapter 3 of Ramona the Pest with the existing book group. At 10:00, we switched to English. We did the alphabet sheet, yelled and spelled our names. I then handed out two pages from the English version of Ramona the Pest with drawings from the book. We talked about what was happening in the images and wrote questions and answers “What is Davy wearing?” “He is wearing a cape.” and then round robined each set of Q&A. After class, all the learners expressed that they really enjoyed class and enjoyed continuing talking about the chapter we had just read but in English. I am excited to continue this practice. Patrik showed up at one point with some Census swag, which folks were excited to take home. Everyone seemed familiar with the Census. I will try and make sure we take time to talk about it one of the Mondays this month.

    #12148
    Koeun Kim
    Participant

    Site: Rigler Elementary
    Lesson Title: Wash Those Hands
    Date of Class: Mar 04, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: Not Listed (Please See Notes)
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Prevention & Wellness Viruses
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): It was okay.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We learned about how to wash hands. We started with the part of hands like palms, thumbs and wrists and then the steps of washing hands. One of the learners had difficulty of catching the vowel sound. So I had to bring out the alphabet sheet again. Even though the 2 learners are pretty engaged, I hope there are more learners.

    #12173
    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Site: Rigler Elementary
    Lesson Title: The Substitute
    Date of Class: Mar 09, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Census 2020
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 3
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): it was great to have 3 learners, though I definitely imported two of them! I was a little late, because of picking them up, and was surprised because the lectura was cancelled, so only one of the learners was there, waiting. It was chilly, and we were late, so I tried the break room, which was ok for a while, until other people entered, then they were super self conscious. Was a poor choice to use that room. Still, the group got a lot of practice, and our new learner got to see how it all worked. And I was the substitute, and me and two learners got to go visit the statue of ramona, henry, and ribsy.

    #12174
    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Site: Rigler Elementary
    Lesson Title: In the Garden
    Date of Class: Mar 11, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Local Flora
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Well, we did another day in the garden. I imported my folks.. and of course, it was cold, and started to rain, and we weren’t dressed for it. And the learners weren’t really into it, and worried about dirt and bugs. Bryce did great, and we did the scavenger hunt, and we ate mustard greens.. and we practiced all of this later, so it was actually a pretty good relevant lesson, but the learners were willing to play along, but not super excited. Bummer, because this could have been so good, but really just didn’t bring it together.

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